Save money and transport time with one rugged machine for land clearing, digging, grading, truck loading, slope work and more. Crawler loaders give you reduced ground pressure and better traction so you can start the job earlier and work longer in soft underfoot conditions. Purpose-built Waste Handler, Ship Hold and Partial Steel Mill configurations stand up to the toughest applications. This new generation of Cat® Track Loaders brings you all of this, plus improved performance and fuel efficiency.

Flywheel Power 154 HP
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT
Net Power (Rated) - SAE J1349/ISO 9249 154 HP
Net Power - Rated - ISO 9249 (DIN) 156 HP
Note (1) All nonroad Tier 4 Interim and Final, Stage IIIB and IV and Korea Tier 4 Final diesel engines are required to use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) with 15 ppm (mg/kg) of sulfur or less, or up to B20 biodiesel blended with ULSD. B20 should meet ASTM D7467 specification (biodiesel blend stock should meet Cat biodiesel spec, ASTM D6751 or EN 14214). Cat DEO-ULS™ or oils that meet the Cat ECF-3, API CJ-4, and ACEA E9 specification are required. Consult your OMM for further machine specific fuel recommendations.
Note (2) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in Cat Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems must meet the requirements outlined in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22241.

Track on Ground 91.3 in
Track Gauge 72.3 in
Ground Contact Area - Optional Shoe 2790 in²
Ground Contact Area - Standard Shoe 3410 in²
Ground Pressure(1) - Optional Shoe 11.1 psi
Ground Pressure(1) - Standard Shoe 8.8 psi
Grouser Height - Double Grouser 1.4 in
Track Rollers/Shoes - Each Side Jun-37
Track Shoe Width - Optional 14.9 in
Track Shoe Width - Standard 18.9 in

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 70 gal (US)
DEF Tank(1) 4.2 gal (US)

Operating Weight 33852 lb

Capacity - General Purpose 2.4 yd³
Capacity - Multi-Purpose 2.1 yd³
Capacity - Performance Series 2.5 yd³
Width - General Purpose 97.8 in

Air Conditioning System
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.573 metric tonnes.

Note Buckets equipped with teeth and segments.
Width - Multi-Purpose 97.3 in
Width - Performance Series 99.8 in

Bucket Height - Carry Position 21.6 in
Carry Position Approach Angle 15°
Clearance at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 106 in
Digging Depth* 5.5 in
Grading Angle 74°
Ground Clearance 16.4 in
Height - Bucket Hinge Pin 142.1 in
Height - Top of Stack 110.3 in
Machine Height - Top of Cab 124.2 in
Maximum Rollback - Ground/Carry Position 43°/50°
Maximum Rollback/Dump - Fully Raised 52°/53°
Note *With general purpose bucket and extra duty teeth.
Overall Machine Height - Bucket Fully Raised 183.7 in
Overall Machine Length* 251.5 in
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Narrow Tracks - 380 mm (14.9 in) Shoes 87.2 in
Overall Machine Width without Bucket: Standard Tracks - 480 mm (19.7 in) Shoes 91.2 in
Ramp Angle 29°
Reach at Full Lift Height and 45° Dump* 47 in

Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final or China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA, UN ECE R96 Stage IIIA emission standards, equivalent to Tier 3/Stage IIIA

Note For complete machine specifications and available configurations, please see your Cat dealer or look on this website.

Service Refill Capacities
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Ground Pressure - Optional Shoe 10.9 psi
Ground Pressure - Standard Shoe 8.6 psi
Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Note (1) Machine equipped with Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions reduction technology.
Operating Weight(1) 34484 lb


  • 953K uses 10-25 percent less fuel per hour than the previous model.*
  • Optional Performance Series bucket helps you move up to 10 percent more material per hour.
  • Efficient use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid(1) – typically 2.5-3 percent of fuel consumption – provides excellent overall fluid efficiency.


  • Smoother implement and steering response, and improved steering performance over the previous model.*
  • Features like load sensing hydraulics and position sensing cylinders offer precise, responsive performance.
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine delivers power and fast response when the machine is under load.
  • Reduced engine noise* – quieter for the operator and others around the work site.


  • Steel track undercarriage allows you to work in wet, soft, or sensitive underfoot conditions.
  • Finish jobs in less time – track loaders can often start the job earlier and work longer than other machines due to their lower ground pressure and increased traction.
  • Quick Coupler Ready – Fusion™ Quick Coupler option allows easy use of forks, buckets, etc. from wheel loaders and other Fusion compatible machines.

Ease of Operation

  • Choose either joystick or two-lever implement controls to match operator preference or application.
  • Speed/steering controls available as either a joystick or as V-lever and foot pedals.
  • Updated cab offers operator comforts like suspension seat, adjustable armrests and controls, and an improved air conditioning system.
  • Excellent visibility to the bucket and all around the machine enhances safety and helps operators work more confidently.
  • Handles and steps help operators climb on and off the machine more easily, from the front or the back of the tracks.
  • Set implement response – fine, normal, coarse – to match operator preference or application.
  • Emissions reduction technology(1) is designed to be transparent to the operator.


  • Integrated diagnostics show operators on-board pressure readings for faster service.
  • Tilt cab and convenient service access points for easier maintenance and repair.
  • Demand fan provides efficient cooling plus easy fold-down service access.
  • Remote monitoring with Product Link™/VisionLink® helps you manage your fleet more effectively and profitably.

*Compared to 953D.

(1) Machine equipped with U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions reduction technology.

Standard Equipment

Power Train
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT diesel engine, turbo charged with Air-To-Air After Cooler (ATAAC)
  • Modular cooling system for engine air intake, oil and water
  • Radiator fan, electronically controlled, hydraulically driven, temperature sensing, on demand
  • Electro Hydrostatic Control (EHC) for transmission with travel and work modes
  • Engine idle shutdown
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Water separator
  • Air cleaner dry-type, axial seal with integral precleaner and dust ejection system, electronic filter condition indicator
  • Starting aid, glow plug
  • Caterpillar extended life coolant
  • Caterpillar heavy duty undercarriage: 953K (37 sections), 1836 mm (72.3 in) track gauge
  • Track guiding guards, end section
  • Track adjuster, hydraulic
  • Sprocket rims, with replaceable bolt-on tough steel segments
  • Guards, sprocket
  • Six track rollers per side with two upper carrier rollers, lifetime lubricated
  • Idlers, conventional type, lifetime lubricated
  • Oscillating track roller frames
  • Alternator, 24V, heavy duty brushless
  • Backup alarm
  • Electric horn
  • Two heavy duty batteries, high output, maintenace free: 900 CCA
  • Switch, main disconnect
  • Starter, electric (heavy duty, 24V)
Operator Environment
  • Pressurized, sound suppressed, ROPS/FOPS cab with tinted glass and right side sliding window
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heater/defroster with automatic temperature control
  • Seat, fabric-covered, air suspended, adjustable
  • Adjustable armrests
  • Electro hydraulic, seat mounted control levers with faster processing
  • Seat belt, retractable, with buckling indicator on dash
  • Electronic Monitoring System with gauges for: Engine coolant temperature; Hydraulic oil temperature; Fuel level; Engine oil pressure; Diesel Exhaust Fluid level (when equipped)
  • Engine RPM and gear display
  • Hour meter, electronic
  • Throttle switch rotary with Eco Mode
  • Center brake pedal
  • Independent forward/reverse speed range settings
  • Travel speed limiter, electronic
  • Mirror, rearview, inside, adjustable
  • Radio ready, Includes 24V to 12V converter, speakers, antenna and 12V power outlet
  • Coat hook
  • Storage compartments under left armrest
  • Document holder on right console
  • Floor mat, rubber, heavy duty
  • Windshield washer and wipers, multiple speed front and rear
  • Durable metal roof
  • Parking brake switch and "brake-on" indicator light
  • Fender
Other Standard Equipment
  • Sound suppression, exterior
  • Z-bar loader linkage
  • Load sensing variable displacement implement pump
  • Implement cylinders with sensors
  • Operator programmable lift and tilt kickouts
  • Engine enclosure with lockable doors
  • Radiator core 6.5 fins-per-inch, debris resistant
  • Hinged radiator guard and swing out fan
  • Full bottom guards
  • Ecology drains on hydraulic oil tank
  • Product Link ready
  • Oil sampling valves
  • Cat XT� hoses
  • HYDO� Advanced 10

Optional Equipment

Power Train
  • Cat C7.1 ACERT diesel engine with engine mounted aftertreatment to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV/Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards OR Cat C7.1 ACERT diesel engine to meet China Nonroad Stage III, India Bharat III, Eurasian Economic Union Stage IIIA
  • Demand fan, reversing
  • Air inlet, precleaner, turbine
  • Transmission control, V-lever or joystick
Operator Environment
  • Standard cab with four halogen lights (two forward-facing roof mounted, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Deluxe cab with sliding windows, Bluetooth� radio microphone, eight LED lights (four forward-facing, two sideways facing, two rear-facing integrated into air conditioning unit)
  • Seat, cloth, air suspension, no side-to-side isolator
  • Radio, AM/FM/AUX/USB/Bluetooth
  • Easy access package (grab irons and steps)
  • Cab air precleaner
  • Front light guards
  • Windshield protection
  • Hydraulic oil, biodegradable
  • Hydraulics Packages: General Purpose - Two-valve, joystick Three-valve, joystick; Two-valve, two levers; Three-valve, two levers
  • Hydraulics Packages: Multi-Purpose - Three-valve, joystick; Four-valve, joystick
Fuel Systems
  • Fast fill fuel tank
  • Fuel tank refueling pump
  • Idler guard
  • Idler guard, ship hold
  • Full length track roller guard
  • Full length track roller guard, heavy duty
  • Track Groups (37 sections) - Heavy Duty Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 380 mm double grouser, sealed; 480 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser, center hole, 800 mm double grouser
  • Track Groups (37 sections) - SystemOne� Track Groups: 380 mm double grouser, 480 mm double grouser
  • General Purpose: 1.7 m³, flush
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • General purpose: 1.8 m³, full edge
  • General Purpose: 1.8 m³, heavy duty
  • General Purpose: 2.1 m³, Performance Series
  • Multi-Purpose: 1.8 m³
  • Wide: 2.2 m³, flush
  • Landfill: 2.3 m³
  • Landfill: 2.1 m³, heavy duty
Starters, Batteries and Alternators
  • Cold weather package, 120V - two 12V batteries (1,400 CCA), 120V engine coolant heater, ether starting aid
  • Antifreeze -50 degrees Celcius
Other Attachments
  • Counterweight, light, 230 kg (507 lb)
  • Counterweight, additional, 220 kg (485 lb)
  • Ripper, multi-shank
  • Hitch, ripper
  • Striker bars, rear
  • Additional work tools: Fusion Quick Coupler, Blades, Forks, Material handling arms, Rakes, Trim blade or two-way dozer
  • Rotating beacon
Maintenance and Related Attachments
  • Fuel tank sediment pump
  • High speed oil change system
  • Service package, extended: Manual hydraulic system enabling cab tilt and lock at 30 degrees safely in the field; Windshield, sealed; Shovel holder (shovel not included)
Technology Products
  • Product Link - Satellite
  • Product Link - Cellular
  • Grade Control receiver mast
Special Arrangements
  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty
  • Waste Package, Heavy Duty, Enhanced Cleaning
  • Ship Hold Package, Heavy Duty
  • Partial Steel Mill Package, Heavy Duty
  • Low Ground Pressure Package, Heavy Duty